Madurai

Fund sought to set up treatment plant at Virudhunagar GH

Member of Parliament B. Manickam Tagore inspecting the GH at Virudhunagar on Friday.

Member of Parliament B. Manickam Tagore inspecting the GH at Virudhunagar on Friday.   | Photo Credit: handout

The plea was made to B. Manickam Tagore when he inspected the premises

Officials have sought the help of Virudhunagar MP B. Manickam Tagore to set up a sewage treatment plant at the Virudhunagar district headquarters hospital.

The plea was made to the Congress MP when he inspected the government hospital on Friday.

While Mr Tagore was impressed with the overall functioning and services offered to the patients at the GH, he said the toilets and garbage disposal system required improvement.

The MP found that garbage that was dumped on the hospital premises could not be decomposed due to lack of proper facility.

He told reporters that the municipality that was removing garbage collected on the hospital premises had stopped the practise a year back.

Under the Swachh Bharat mission all the institutions had to handle garbage collected on the premises on their own, the MP said.

However, the hospital authorities were finding it difficult to decompose the organic waste.

Mr Tagore, suggested the Municipal Commissioner to provide the technical know how to the GH authorities for setting up a decomposting yard.

The hospital sources said that around 8 kg of organic waste was being collected everyday.

At present the waste was being dumped in pits dug up on the hospital premises. However, without proper technology it was taking a long time for the waste to get decomposed.

Mr Tagore said that around 1,500 out patients were visiting the hospital from various parts of Virudhunagar district and also from Kallikudi region of Madurai district.

To a question, he said that he had sought details about various types of diseases and deficiencies found in patients coming from different parts of the district to the government hospital.

Resident Medical Officer N. Aravind Babu and Medical Superintendent A. Pragalathan sought funds from the MP-Local Area Development Fund for setting up the sewage treatment plant for the hospital.

The hospital is generating around 50,000 litres of sewage that is being let into the underground drainage and open drainage of municipality.

The treatment plant could help the hospital to recycle the waste water that could be used for other purposes.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Feb 22, 2020 7:37:29 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/fund-sought-to-set-up-treatment-plant-at-virudhunagar-gh/article29856936.ece

Next Story